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Elephant Seals Along the Central California Coast

Posted by Jody on August 10, 2011

I have friends who will be driving along the Pacific Coast from the Los Angeles area to San Francisco over the Labor Day weekend.  I thought I might just give them a preview of the elephant seal rookeries nestled on the beaches they’ll be passing along the way.  These photos were taken late in the year from a vantage point north of Morro Bay, California.

Large, and often noisy, (especially during breeding season) the male elephant seals can grow up to 14 feet long.  The rookeries are often manned by friendly attentive docents who are there to help you understand and learn about these extraordinary marine mammals.  There are informative signs posted at the platforms and overlooks along the way also.

Elephant Seals, Central California Coast (©Jody Diehl)

The group, Friends of the Elephant Seal, has a wonderful website that is loaded with information on elephant seals, the rookeries, other marine mammals, and the non-profit organization’s mission.

Elephant Seals, Central California Coast (©Jody Diehl)

Life’s a journey!  Enjoy the ride!  -J-

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